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Financial Health Barometer 2016

Making cents of Australians' savings 

A five-year review, our white paper is packed full of insights and tips to help you make the most of every dollar saved.

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A healthier and wealthier you in 2016

As the new year fast approaches, it’s time to kick bad habits and get yourself on track to achieving your New Years' resolutions.

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Financial Health Barometer: Sporty Australian's are the best savers

When trying to improve our financial behaviours, we often consider strategies or approaches that relate purely to money. In reality, how we spend or save money can be greatly affected by our emotional wellbeing. So how do sport and savings habits relate?

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Who are the savings superstars Boomers or Gen Y?

It seems that Boomer and Gen Yers are the two generations that are constantly compared to one another. But which generation are savings superstars, and what can you do to turn your savings around to defy your generational average?
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Financial health barometer ROI on your healthy habits

You can’t get two clicks into the internet without landing on a diet and exercise website. Who hasn’t heard of fad diets, such as paleo, gluten free or raw food? But these lifestyle trends aren’t without merit. The 2015 RaboDirect Financial Health Barometer survey shows people who spend more on healthy lifestyle choices tend to be happier and also more financially in control.

Staying healthy isn’t cheap, with gym membership costs and premium prices on organic food, but is it worth spending a little more on these lifestyle choices in the long run?

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How Aussies hold pets close to our hearts and wallets

Major industries and marketers have been trying to win our hearts, minds and finances for years.

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Super tips to reach self-employed retirement goals

Self-employment is an achievable Australian dream. According to the Independent Contractors of Australia, there were two million self-employed people in 2013, equating to just over 17 per cent of the workforce.
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Stop ripping your savings plan off

As a new financial year rolls on, you might find yourself reflecting on the year gone by of your shonky savings behaviour. How did your friends manage to save and still go on their European summer holiday when they have the same financial pressures as you?

 

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